Plant Dividends Selected
We’ve selected this year’s Plant Dividends – so, stay tuned for the details on the upcoming 2016 Plant Sale page. Here’s a preview though – lilies for the sun and Astilbe for the shade.
One of the lilies is “After Eight,” a miniature oriental. Diminutive, fragrant, and floriferous (more than 8 buds on the average) this tiny beauty will add elegance to your containers this summer.
Remember: Plant Dividends are a member benefit and another great reason to join The Friends of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum!
Blackburn Scholarship Lecture
Did you know that an Oak tree helped to win the Revolutionary War?
The USS Constitution, “Old Ironsides” was, in fact, made from an Oak. Its hard hull helped to repel British cannonballs!
Learn all about the Oak at the Blackburn Scholarship Lecture on Saturday February 13.
Click the image at right to register on line.
Community Garden Conference
You have until January 31 to register for the Community Garden Conference at the reduced fee.
We’re all looking forward to this day and the combined energy of 100+ vegetable gardeners who have cabin fever and long for dirt under their nails.
We have great seed giveaways too!
Register on line by clicking here.
Philadelphia Flower Show
Our bus trip to the Philadelphia Flower Show on Tuesday March 8 is perfectly timed. We leave at 10:00 to avoid the morning rush hour.
This year’s theme ”Explore America – 100 Years of the National Park Service,” should inspire some great floor exhibits.
Do a bit of green retail therapy at the show and have lunch in Chinatown or the Reading Terminal Market.
Register by clicking the image at right.
Jade in Bloom
The snow is deep and the pathways are slippery, so what’s a gardener to do?
Head for the greenhouse!
Pictured here is our giant Jade plant in flower – we’ve never seen it do that before!
Our grow rack is filled with cuttings for spring’s school field trips and of course, we are starting seeds like crazy.
Do you have a house plant in bloom?
What seeds are you starting?
Send your house plant image to our facebook page and bring some color to the 2000 or so folks who follow us!
As a member of The Friends of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum you can enjoy discounts at our Retail Partners. Please show your Friends' membership card at time of purchase. Click here to see the up-to-date list of fine vendors.
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